VGX 2013 Video Game Award Categories and Nominations Officially Announced

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Spike TV is known for showing the video games industry’s most popular awards show – the Video Game Awards. Some gamers pay attention to the yearly spectacle just so they can get a look at all the exclusive trailers. Other gamers tune in to see which game brought home the bacon during the award presentations.

Spike TV has renamed the awards show to VGX. This year, the show will be broadcasted through a livestream on several media platforms (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, Twitch, iOS/Android devices, VGXLIVE.com, Hulu, Yahoo Screen, the Yahoo Screen app, pike.com, ComedyCentral.com MTV.com, MTV2.com, BET.com and GameTrailers.com). Oh and Heavy.com will air it too, so stay tuned!

This three hour showcase will air on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 PM ET/3:00 PM PT. The official list of all the nominations for all the awards categories have been officially released. Check out the entire list below.

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Note – viewers get to vote in the “Most Anticipated Game” category, while a council of video game professionals wil lvote on the winners of the other categories.

Game of the Year

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– BioShock Infinite
– Grand Theft Auto 5
– Super Mario 3D World
– The Last of Us
– Tomb Raider

Studio of the Year

VGX

– Irrational Games
– Naughty Dog
– Rockstar North
– The Fullbright Company

Best Shooter

VGX

– Battlefield 4
– BioShock Infinite
– Call of Duty: Ghosts
– Metro: Last Light

Best Action Adventure Game

VGX

– Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
– Grand Theft Auto 5
– The Last of Us
– Tomb Raider

Best Sports Game

VGX

– FIFA 14
– MLB 13: The Show
– NBA 2K14
– NHL 14

Best Independent Game

VGX

– Gone Home
– Kentucky Route Zero
– Papers, Please
– The Stanley Parable

Best RPG

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– Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
– Fire Emblem: Awakening
– Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
– Pokemon X/Y

Best Fighting Game

VGX

– Divekick
– Injustice: Gods Among Us
– Killer Instinct
– Tekken Revolution

Best Driving Game

VGX

– F1 2013
– Grid 2
– Forza Motorsport 5
– Need for Speed Rivals

Best DLC

VGX

– Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
– Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
– Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
– Mass Effect 3: Citadel

Best Xbox Game

VGX

– BioShock Infinite
– Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
– Grand Theft Auto 5
– Tomb Raider

Note – no Gears of War: Judgement? Strange…

Best PlayStation Game

VGX

– Grand Theft Auto 5
– Rayman Legends
– The Last of Us
– Tomb Raider

Best Nintendo Game

VGX

– Pikmin 3
– Rayman Legends
– Super Mario 3D World
– The Wonderful 101

Best PC Game

VGX

– Battlefield 4
– Gone Home
– Papers, Please
– The Stanley Parable

Best Handheld Game

VGX

– Animal Crossing: New Leaf
– Pokemon X/Y
– Tearaway
– The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Casual Game

VGX

– Animal Crossing: New Leaf
– Disney Infinity
– Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
– Skylanders Swap Force

Best Mobile Game

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– Angry Birds Star Wars
– Infinity Blade 3
– Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
– Ridiculous Fishing

Best Voice Actor

VGX

– Troy Baker as Joel in The Last of Us
– Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite
– Steven Ogg as Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto 5
– Willem Dafoe as Nathan Dawkins in Beyond: Two Souls

Best Voice Actress

VGX

– Ashely Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us
– Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite
– Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
– Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls

Best Soundtrack

VGX

– BioShock Infinite
– Grand Theft Auto 5
– Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
– The Last of Us

Best Song in a Game

VGX

– “ADHD” by Kendrick Lamar (Grand Theft Auto 5)
– “Sleepwalking” by The Chain Gang of 1974 (Grand Theft Auto 5)
– “Survival” by Eminem (Call of Duty: Ghosts)
– “Will the Circle be Unbroken” by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker (BioShock Infinite)

Character of the Year

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– Lara Croft (Tomb Raider)
– Trevor Philips (Grand Theft Auto 5)
– The Lutece Twins (Bioshock Infinite)
– Naiee and Nyaa (Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Most Anticipated Game

VGX

– South Park: The Stick of Truth
– Destiny
– Watch Dogs
– Titanfall
– The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt